Writing the City: In Conversation with Pooja Nansi
A well-known persona on the Singaporean literary arts scene, Pooja Nansiâ€™s poetic work draws inspiration from a myriad of artistic forms, such as hip-hop, song lyrics and spoken word. Born to Gujarati parents in 1981, Poojaâ€™s role as a poet, musician and literary advocate encompass issues as wide-ranging as ethnic and cultural diversity, community development and the showcasing of marginalised or minority voices. A graduate of the National University of Singapore, Pooja Nansi was a teacher for many years at Temasek Junior College until becoming a full-time writer; in 2015 she was writer-in-residence at Nanyang Technical University, where she continues to teach creative writing on a part-time basis.
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